Mad Mad Mad Monsters

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Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters
Written by William J. Keenan
Lou Silverstone
Directed by Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Starring Allen Swift
Bob McFadden
Bradley Bolke
Rhoda Mann
Country of origin United States
Japan
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Basil Cox
Running time 66 minutes
Production company(s) Rankin/Bass Productions
Mushi Production
Release
Original release
  • September 23, 1972 (1972-09-23)

Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters is a 1972 traditional animated comedy film produced by Rankin/Bass Productions[1] in the United States and Mushi Production in Japan. The special aired on September 23, 1972 as part of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie. It is a "prequel of sorts" to the 1967 stop motion animated film Mad Monster Party?[2] which is produced by MOM Productions in Tokyo, Japan in association with Rankin/Bass.

Plot[edit]

After Baron Henry von Frankenstein creates a bride for his monster, he decides to make arrangements for a lavish wedding at the Transylvania Astoria Hotel. Many monsters are invited to the wedding including Count Dracula and his son, Ron Chanley the Werewolf, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man and his family, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Once the wedding guests arrive, they terrify guests and staff. Frankenstein's assistant Igor is jealous of the monster and wants the bride for his own. So Igor plots to steal her which doesn't go according to plan when the bride ends up snatched up by a Pterodactyl and lands in the clutches of a giant gorilla named Modzoola.

Cast[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Produced and Directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass
  • Written by William J. Keenan and Lou Silverstone
  • Associate Producer: Basil Cox
  • Animation Production by Mushi Studio
  • Supervising Director: Steve Nakagawa
  • Key Animation and Layout by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (uncredited)
  • Editorial Supervisor: Irwin Goldress
  • Music Composed and Directed by Maury Laws

Reception[edit]

It was called "visually stunning" but because of the poor storyline a "disappointing outing".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Stephen (2000). The Essential Monster Movie Guide: A Century of Creature Features on Film, TV, and Video. Billboard Books. ISBN 9780823079360. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Picart, Caroline Joan; Smoot, Frank; Blodgett, Jayne (2001). The Frankenstein Film Sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 195–. ISBN 9780313313509. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (2004-12-09). The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 228–. ISBN 9781578066964. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Middleton, Brad (2015-02-05). Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television. By Light Unseen Media. pp. 245–. ISBN 9781935303480. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 

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